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Meteor Activity Outlook for November 9-15, 2019

8 Nov 2019, 23:39 UTC
Meteor Activity Outlook for November 9-15, 2019
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Daniel Bush captured this fireball on May 15, 2019, at 06:41 Universal Time from Albany, Missouri, USA. Refer to IMO event: https://fireball.amsmeteors.org/members/imo_view/event/2019/2191 ┬ęDaniel Bush
During this period the moon reaches its full phase on Tuesday November 12th. At this time the moon will be located opposite the sun and will lie above the horizon all night long. This weekend the waxing gibbous moon sets just before dawn allowing some observing before dawn to view under dark conditions. The estimated total hourly meteor rates for evening observers this week is near 4 for those viewing from the northern hemisphere and 3 for those located south of the equator. For morning observers the estimated total hourly rates should be near 15 as seen from mid-northern latitudes (45N) and 9 as seen from tropical southern locations (25S) . The actual rates will also depend on factors such as personal light and motion perception, local weather conditions, alertness and experience in watching meteor activity. Rates are reduced due to moonlight. Note that the hourly rates listed below are estimates as viewed from dark sky sites away from urban light sources. Observers viewing from urban areas will see less activity as only the brightest meteors ...

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